Role details

Engineering Manager

Norwalk   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Great Opportunity with Growing Company!
  • Must have Bachelors Degree and relevant experience

About Our Client


Job Description

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing, coaching, and mentoring a team of electrical, mechanical and optical engineers.
  • Ensuring development, welfare, behaviors and performance are measured and responded to proactively, professionally and accordingly.
  • Responsible for the monitoring, scheduling and providing status on all Engineering and Project related activities to meet project deadlines.
  • To undertake project management duties (estimating, proposal preparation, planning, management, cost control, supervision etc.) as required to meet project time scales and cost budgets
  • Managing high-impact, long duration engineering initiatives and projects; ensuring achievement of engineering plan and product quality.
  • Lead application efforts to meet strategic objectives
  • Knowledge of regulatory codes and standards
  • Responsible for technical development of new and existing products, ensuring they are fit for purpose and aligned with budgets for manufacturing cost.
  • Provide technical and project support to the Business Unit and when necessary to other areas of the company.
  • Meet financial objectives through the implementation of cost reduction initiatives, forecasting, budget preparation and expenditure scheduling, analyzing variances and implementing corrective action when necessary.
  • Operate effectively and in accordance with an open and collaborative work ethic, that supports the company's overall business strategy
  • Ensure that Engineering development schedules reflect and meet the requirements of the business and to determine and implement corrective action when necessary.

General Tasks

  • Managing multiple projects effectively
  • Participate in risk analyses, FMEAs and design reviews to verify that the design meets or exceeds products specifications.
  • Oversee and generate engineering documentation such as BOM's, schematics, qualification reports, manufacturing instructions and drawings.
  • Work with purchasing in the selection of major material and service suppliers.
  • Manage Qualification Tests to meet specifications such as electrical, thermal, mechanical, optical and environmental requirements.
  • Work closely with the manufacturing and new product introduction teams
  • Understanding of typical lighting materials and tooling practices.
  • Ability to oversee advanced prototyping technologies for first beta/model developments.
  • Ability to identify industry trends, and develop technologies to address those trends.
  • Maintain an awareness of related product developments
  • Represent the Company when meeting customers and suppliers in a presentable, and courteous manner
  • Provide and undertake technical support for existing projects including technical writing and SDRL preparation as needed.

The Successful Applicant


  • A Bachelor's of Science in Engineering

Knowledge Requirements:

  • Manage/Supervise direct reports
  • Solid understanding of business principals, including costs, margins, earnings, overhead rates etc.
  • Product design process knowledge
  • Strong technical foundation in electrical, mechanical or optical engineering a plus.
  • Negotiation skills - An ability to negotiate commercial risks to the lowest achievable level
  • Strong Project Management Skills a plus
  • Technical knowledge of company products and the ability to understand customers technical requirements, identify and offer solutions
  • Ability to identify and establish strategic relationships/partnerships
  • Proven ability to deal with Customers and external contractors
  • A wide ranging background across the full lifecycle from concept, through design and implementation, to validation and qualification and finally to acceptance
  • Confident representing the Company in a customer forward facing role
  • Knowledge of regulatory codes and standards


  • Minimum of 5-10 years engineering experience with at least 5 years in a manager position
  • Prefer Project design experience in the Aerospace industry
  • Must have the desire to want to mentor and grow engineers
  • Experience in hardware and new product development

Personal Specification/Essential Qualities

  • Customer Focus, Results Orientation, collaboration and Decision Making
  • Self-motivated and driven, confident to act autonomously
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office Applications
  • Strong communication(oral & written), team building and interpersonal skills
  • High level of initiative and motivation
  • Able to excel with minimum supervision
  • Ability to influence, persuade & negotiate
  • Problem solving
  • Excellent time keeping skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Flexible to change and adaptable

What's on Offer

Competetive base + benefits

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